Billie Joe Gogue, 73, of Murphysboro, passed away Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at his home, surrounded by his family.
He was born May 6, 1946, in Harrisburg, to James Bertis and Nona (McDermott) Gogue. He married Darleen Newcomb on May 20, 1967, in Madisonville, Kentucky.
Bill is survived by his wife, Darleen Gogue of Murphysboro; son, James "Jim" Gogue of Macomb; grandchildren, Bradley Gogue of Carbondale and Dylan Gogue of Murphysboro; sister, Imogene (Ben) Dempsey of Tennessee; brother, James Ray Gogue of Cottonwood, Arizona; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Brenda McCluskey.
Bill retired in 2009, from Memorial Hospital in Carbondale, after 20 years of service as the Supervisor of the Blood Bank.
He was a talented woodworker who loved his dogs.
Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville assisted the family with cremation services.
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